Monday, March 12, 2012

Springged Up Mantel


Hello, dear ones. I'm noticing that it's beginning to look a lot like Spring all over the Land of Blog!
Oh, there are so many Spring parties to attend and I'm a party girl! :)
I hope you'll attend some too. 
You can look at the parties on my side bar. 
Well, I sure don't want to be left behind so I've springed up my mantel.

All Springged up!

I wanted a light hearted Easter egg colored mantel.

 I poked down my favorite white pitcher and filled it will yellow tulips ~ faux, of course!
Love my fauxs and my fauxs love me.

Then I used a new yellow platter found at a thrift shop. 
I looked online and found out it is Franciscan in the Coronado pattern.
Lots of you have some pieces like this little green plate I've used.
Then I just poked down this cute little pink bunny candy dish.

 Now you're looking at my newest purchase ~ meet Mama Bunny and her two Bunny Foo Foos. 
Aren't they adorable? Well, I was walking down the aisles of Kroger and there they were with no place to go. I just couldn't leave them to fend for themselves in the grocery store.
They are so happy to be adorning my mantel. :)

Aren't these some brightly colored books?
Well, I used my dainty talented fingers, grabbed some scrapbook paper and covered the heck out of three of my books.
I felt like I was back in high school covering my text books with those manila colored book covers.
This was more fun ~ no homework! :)

 I hung a wreath over my plain Jane, but beloved mirror, I made a while back.
I took a grape vine wreath and sprayed it white.
Then...

I ripped up some white fabric, rolled and tacky glued, rolled and tacky glued till my tiny fingers almost fell off! 
I hot glued my shabby roses onto the wreath and the rest is history.

 To finish off my mantel I added two candlesticks, poked on a couple of white candles tied with a little green checked ribbon and I was done! 
Well, shoot! There's my little candle lighter behind the candlesticks. 
Just keeping it real. :)

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my Springged up Easter egg colored mantel.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Suddenly It's Spring

Why is my heart dancing? imagine dancing!
You look at me, and suddenly it’s spring.
Why do I keep sighing? not sad, just sighing,
I’m young and free, and suddenly it’s spring.
High on a hilltop, love is calling,
Someone should wish me happy falling.
No more being lonely, can I be lonely?
You look at me and suddenly it’s spring.

High on a hilltop, love is calling,
Someone should wish me happy falling.
No more being lonely, can I be lonely?
You look at me, I look at you
We’re young and free, and suddenly it’s spring.

~ sung by my Mantel  




44 comments:

  1. I love your 'springed up' mantel! I need to spring mine but life has been going so fast it hasn't made it to the top of the list yet! Please come by and see the new portrait of my sweetheart and I - and read about our exciting news, too.
    ~Adrienne~

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  2. So love your springged mantle, Shelia. I REALLY love those roses ...I just can't do them for the life of me. You truly have a special knack for creating lovely settings.

    Have a beautiful spring eve ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

    ~ GIVEAWAY 3/15 ~

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  3. Shelia,
    You are all "springied" up! Love all you bunny things!

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  4. You are so ready for Spring Sheila. I love what you did to the books. I considered this as well and tried it, however, mine looked bad, yours LOOK soooo cute. Happy Spring! Going hopping along now.

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  5. Your springed up mantel looks great. Very whimsical and fun!
    Mary Alice

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  6. The mantle looks great Sheila, lovin' your cute new bunnies-enjoy:@)

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  7. Hi Shelia. Your mantel looks pretty and of course the little bunnies found a home there. I like the rose buds you made for your wreath. You are so clever! Hugs, Pamela

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  8. What a pretty spring mantle! That was so nice of you to rescue the Mama and baby bunnies from a life at Kroger:):):). Love the books covered too. XO, Pinky

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  9. You have so many creative ideas on that beautiful Spring mantel...Will definitely have to remember to cover books..great idea for seasonal decorating! The roses are beautiful!

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  10. Very cute 'springged up' mantel! Adorable bunnies! Cute book covers too!
    Bring on spring!!

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  11. Shelia your "springed up" mantel is perfect! LOVE that green bunny dish and those cute white bunnies!

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing! I love the wreath and those chubby bunnies are DARLING! Happy Spring.

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  13. Everything looks so pretty Shelia and spring like!! Not a thing bloomin here yet and certainly not in my house. I am working pin point like focus on that craft area when I have time. All this spring in blogland is making me wish I would get my bunnies out though!

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  14. Oh my sweet friend! How simply divine. So many wonderful little details in one space. I think I lost a little piece of my heart to that pink candy dish. It has a flair towards pink depression glass which I LOVE! So cute. I am so happy you are joining up with my party next week. I can't wait! Blessings, Barb

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  15. Oh and forgot to add I like your new header. :)

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  16. Your Bunny Foo Foos are adorable! They bring back memories of my bother singing that silly song of Little Bunny Foo Foo, hopping through the forest....I forgot the rest of the words!

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  17. Oh your mantel looks beautiful and you did a wonderful job covering those books!

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  18. Your mantel is beautiful!!! I love it, dearest most talented Shelia!:)
    Hugs, Cindy

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  19. It looks lovely Shelia! I like that little green plate! Have a great week!
    Sherry

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  20. What a beautiful Spring mantel Sheila! Your bunnies are so cute!

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  21. Lovin' your sweet bunnies, paper wrapped books and rose wreath!!

    Jan ♥

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  22. Love those bunnies - they are so cute! Your mantle looks wonderfully fresh and very Springified!

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  24. Your springged up mantel looks great Shelia! I love the wreath and those darling little bunnies!!

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  25. My goodness Sheila...that wreath is fabulous you talented thing you!
    I am loving your bright and springy mantel...so very pretty indeed!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  26. Your covered books are so pretty and you've inspired me to make fabric roses!
    Thanks for visitng my blog :)
    Roselle

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  27. I love everything about your mantel, Sheila!

    The colours are candy for my eyes.

    S
    xo

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  28. Oh dear Shelia, your mantel is beautiful! You did a splendid with the spring look. I love the wreath with the roses in your pretty mirror. You're a very creative lady.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  29. Gorgeous mantel! I really love your wreath with the shabby flowers -- beautiful! Great idea to cover the books to match the decor or theme -- love that idea!
    CAS

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  30. Your mantle is darling. So ready for spring. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  31. Shelia, your dainty fingers did a fantastic job creating a lovely springed up mantle. I like Mama Bunny and the babies, they're cute. The covers for the books added a pretty colorful spring look. Thanks very much for coming to the party. You make any party fun!--------- Shannon

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  32. Cute "springed up" mantel. Good job on those roses and your rabbits are happy to be on the mantel. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message.

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  33. It's just beautiful Shelia! Love the ribbon on the candlesticks especially! :-)
    Vanessa

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  34. Nice details, like the bunny dish and covered books! Happy St Pattys Day~

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  35. Hello Sheila!

    Great poem.... as I was reading this post, I had to actually STOP what I was doing and stare at those books!

    They ARE bright, indeed, but very inspiring...

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ciao Bella

    Bella Bliss

    Come and have a peek at my blog if you'd like!

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  36. Your mantel turned out beautifully! I love the colors that you incorporated. And your wreath is so pretty.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  37. Hi, Sheila

    I just love your Spring mantle. I love looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. I found your lovely blog on Farmhouse porch link party. I would love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com.

    Have a great weekend.

    Vanessa

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  38. Shelia, I'm loving your mantle and the decor on it. It is so fine! (sounds like a song you could play for us!) Great idea on the wreath, too. Thanks for sharing it, Helen

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  39. Shelia, your mantel is adorable! All of those cute little bunnies just make me smile! It's so pretty!

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  40. Beautiful Spring Mantel..I love your fabric rose wreath..such beautiful items for a most creative vignette for Spring...love it!!

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  41. Somehow in all the partiness going on, I missed this one, Shelia.

    Your springed up mantel is fabulous. Love the colors, layers and textures!
    Happy Spring!

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  42. I know you aren't online much during the weekend Sheila. Don't worry about not seeing already, but I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed your mantel do much that I included it in my Easter Features on Friday. Just pretend you called it an Easter mantel with all those cute bunnies, okay? *smile* Have a great day!

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